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Re: [RFC] Badness in __mutex_unlock_slowpath with XFS stress tests

To: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Badness in __mutex_unlock_slowpath with XFS stress tests
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 15:49:25 +0000
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On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 11:50:20AM +1100, Nathan Scott wrote:
> Something like this (works OK for me)...

Yeah, that should work for now.  But long-term we really need to redo
direct I/O locking to have a common scheme for all filesystems.  I've heard
birds whistling RH patches yet another scheme into RHEL4 for GFS an it's
definitly already far too complex now.


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